This poem was written for A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration. For today’s prompt – we were given a list of ten words to inspire our writing. The words are listed above. I was able to use nine of them.
Upon the rising of the sun
I sought shelter in your embrace
Unmoved, you lay there like a doll
The kiss of death shown on your face.
Emotions raging in my heart
And lonely thoughts crept in my mind
In your hands I chose to weep
I mourned that I was left behind.
Slowly, I rose from your bed
To walk across the room – until
I turned, glancing at your face
In hopes to find you breathing still.
I laid red roses round your head
A crown of Jasmine in your hair
From your treasured garden, plucked
Each detail planned with loving care.
I lay my head upon your heart
In hopes, perchance, it still did beat
Yet nothing of you still remains
And tears of sadness admit defeat.
Our arms entwined, I love you still
In life, your love I did explore
Begging for my final breath
Heart beats – then falters – I am no more.
© S. J.